The CCHP-Advanced program recognizes CCHPs who have demonstrated excellence, commitment and contribution to the field of correctional health care and their relative discipline or profession.
Certified Correctional Health Professionals are eligible to apply for advanced certification after three years in the certification program. Like the basic program, CCHP-A certification does not seek to measure clinical skills. Rather, it is designed to assess experience in and knowledge of the delivery of health care services in correctional settings. Advanced certification requires the completion of a more detailed application and a passing score on a four-hour, proctored essay examination. Applications may be submitted at any time. The examination is administered at NCCHC's Spring, Summer and Fall conferences.